Usually, I hold Friday afternoons open in my schedule for sewing. I really like to sew -- but I don't always get to it regularly like I do with my knitting. So this Friday sewing thing generally works well for me.
And this afternoon? I'll be sewing, for sure.
But my plans about WHAT I'll be sewing, exactly? That's changed!
Throughout the week, I've seen posts here and there . . . about sewing your own face masks. (Sewing In the Time of Coronavirus.) Initially, I thought it was just one of those sign-of-the-times things. Y'know . . . clever people with too much time on their hands. Because that can't possible work very well.
Well. Turns out . . . it can! Especially when there are no other options and the world is suffering a serious shortage of medical supplies.
I spent some (probably too much) time this morning researching the home-sewn-DIY-face-mask issue, and found that:
2 - There is some research that shows they are reasonably effective (when there are no official alternatives), especially if made in certain materials.
So this afternoon, I'm going to dig through my (quite ample) fabric stash and try to make a few of these! I'll start with a few for my family. If it goes well, I may try to crank them out to donate on a larger scale. I'll keep you posted!
Happy Friday (that doesn't feel at all like a Friday), everyone!
Stay at home.
Flatten the curve.
A helpful tip from CoronaLisa (I crack myself up. . . ): Stocking Your Pantry, the Smart Way from the New York Times.